The Finest Printers, Based on the CNET Workers Who Use Them

Regardless of fashionable reliance on the cloud, many people nonetheless have to make bodily copies of our paperwork. Necessary paperwork want copies, bodily photographs must be scanned and labels must be made. The one strategy to do these issues is to have a printer that you’ve got quick access to.

Whereas CNET Labs assessments a complete new vary of printers, we have compiled a listing of printers utilized by CNET workers at residence and within the workplace and the the explanation why they selected that individual mannequin. These haven’t been formally examined for destruction, however are utilized in the best way most individuals use them.


The printer is a type of issues I do not use fairly often, and once I want to make use of it, I hope it really works. I’ve seen a number of printers in recent times as a result of each time I wish to use it the ink dries out or must be fastened one thing. I used to be on the lookout for a low-maintenance possibility with an affordable ink substitute, and that is the place I got here throughout this Epson mannequin.

It is an all-in-one unit, so I can nonetheless scan paperwork to my PC once I have to, however the very best half was that the ink dried up once I needed to make use of it. It additionally prints reliably for small and medium duties. The ink is not costly, and you should buy an XL model of the cartridge that gives 2.5x the capability for a little bit extra cash. Total, it is a nice printer in case you needn’t print a number of pages in a brief period of time (since it’s kind of sluggish) however nonetheless need one thing that will not break whenever you want new colour or black ink. .

— Jared Dippen


The massive promoting level of the EcoTank line is that it does away with cartridges. Even in case you print solely twice per week, it is price the additional price. My household prints greater than this and we’re nonetheless on the unique ink refill that got here with the printer after years of use. The 3750 mannequin was changed by the 3850 in September 2021 however they’re basically the identical printer.

As a result of it is a lower-end mannequin within the line, the printer is not a pace demon with colour prints and solely 250 sheets in its tray. It would not have a touchscreen, only a smaller show and navigation buttons that are not backlit. But it surely has all the opposite options I would count on from a compact all-in-one for a small workplace or residence workplace: You get wired and wi-fi connections with cellular printing, an auto-document feeder, and computerized two-way printing. Huh. Print high quality can be respectable. It is glorious on black-and-white paperwork, however it’s additionally wonderful for pictures.

— Josh Goldman


I’ve had this printer for no less than 5 years and it is strong. In contrast to among the different printers I’ve had, it hardly ever will get disconnected from Wi-Fi networks, so my complete household can simply print stuff from their varied computer systems and telephones with out me having to troubleshoot the connection. Printing is quick and since its laser ink will not be costly per sheet. I am wonderful with black and white and I typically want colour I will print on the native drugstore.

One draw back is that double sided printing all the time jams the feed so I’ve to take it aside, take the paper out and begin the job another time. Typically evidently the software program mechanically selects two-sided and I discover the onerous method, however as soon as I alter to one-way (which is what we use more often than not) it is all good .

— David Katzmeyer

Himachal Pradesh

My spouse loves making stickers utilizing our HP Envy and Cricut Discover 3. The Envy has glorious colour saturation, particularly on the shiny sticker paper it makes use of. It additionally has the added bonus of getting a scanner, which is particularly useful in scanning all our mortgage paperwork once we transfer residence.

The largest promoting level although is a two-year provide of recent ink. The worst a part of utilizing a printer at house is operating out of ink, however HP’s substitute service takes away that trouble. It is definitely worth the cash only for it.

— James Bricknell


I’ve to make absurd labels for my son’s Tupperware, faculty provides, folders, cooking merchandise, and extra. Makes it really easy. There are numerous fonts, sizes and types to select from.

The keyboard is dreamy and a far cry from the old fashioned turnstiles. I additionally just like the built-in reducing perform. Gone are the times of needing scissors whenever you’re accomplished.

— Danielle Ramirez

Himachal Pradesh

Full disclosure: I used to be somebody who proudly saved my residence printer-free, utilizing an workplace printer a couple of times a month. Then got here the pandemic, and I discovered myself needing transport labels and different paperwork at residence. This tiny HP LaserJet matches snugly on the bookshelf in my equally small Brooklyn condo, and it prints reliably from PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and smartphones over Wi-Fi.

The 2022 mannequin (M110w) is sort of an identical to my 2020-era unit (M15w), however be aware: the “cheaper” M110we seems to require a subscription to HP’s cloud-ink answer, so go for the pricier mannequin if you’d like. Go together with Keep away from all the time on connection. Additionally, this laser printer is black and white solely, however that for me is a characteristic, not a bug.

— John P. Falcone

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